Sad Reality of Divorces In Pakistani Dramas

The divorce rate in Pakistani dramas is not just high but it is also highly unpleasant. Divorces given in rage and sometimes because men are just fed up with the constant bickering are a little too common. There can be many different reasons for these divorces but one thing is for sure that showing men shouting these three ugly words in every other drama because that is what gets the channels the attention they so desperately seek is sickening! Even if the divorce sometimes actually is not shown, it is shown as a dream sequence in promos to keep the viewers guessing.

The viewers will be surprised to see how casually the word talaq is uttered in Pakistani dramas. Here is a compilation of the unfortunate manner in which divorce is given in Pakistani dramas over and over again. It won’t be wrong to say that these clips are only the tip of the iceberg! Sometimes this divorce is given on the night of the wedding which is even more unpleasant.


In the drama serial Doraha this divorce happened instantly after the husband was sick and tired of constant fights. As is evident, some of the characters were quite happy with this development and after uttering these three ugly words, the husband was more in shock – this is apparently a common occurrence in our dramas.

Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan

This drama was definitely a masterpiece in many ways but the divorce given in it was just as unpleasant and unsettling as the rest of the dramas. After the wife is not able to prove her ‘innocence’ the husband gives her a divorce in front of the entire family.

Khud Parast

In the drama serial, Khud Parast divorce was shown as a punishment. It was sudden and just as unpleasant as all the others irrespective of the background and consequences.


Mann Mayal

The divorce scene in Mann Mayal was just as ridiculous as many of the other scenarios in this drama. Mannu pleaded even after she was divorced and even after living a terrible life with this man she acted as she had just lost the best thing that happened to her.


The divorce in Nazr-e-Bad was shown so casually that it was almost unbelievable. Even couples who are dating must take their relationship more seriously than married couples in Pakistani dramas.


Waseem Abbas has apparently divorced his on-screen wives in the most unpleasant manner more than once. He is an expert at shooting such scenes and is seen shouting these words in dramas as if it is no big deal.


In Khasara also the viewers saw a lovable husband uttering these three words after he sees his wife hugging his best friend and is convinced she no longer wants to live with her.


Khaas also showed how a narcissistic husband divorced his wife when his ego was hurt.


In order to prove his ‘masculinity’ and to teach his wife a lesson, the husband gives his wife a divorce because she confronts him for his stern and unfair behavior.


This divorce was an outcome of proper planning and like everything else shown in Jhooti, this one too was nothing more than a joke for the main protagonist. Once again showing such a scene was used to over-dramatize and sensationalize the issue.

Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat

Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat showed divorce over the phone and that was that the marriage was done and dusted!


Kashf is another drama serial which showed how a person who was otherwise level-headed was so deluded that he ended up giving divorce verbally without thinking twice.

Kahin Deep Jalay

Kahin Deep Jalay was another drama that ended with one of the negative central characters getting a very public divorce!


In order to save his sister from committing suicide, the brother divorced his wife. This divorce was the most shocking and definitely one that set the wrong precedent because of the way it was dramatized.

Dil Mom Ka Diya

The heroine in Dil Mom ka Diya Ulfat wanted the divorce but even then watching a decent man utter those words in a public place wasn’t something that should have been shown.


This was another divorce that was given to teach the wife a lesson and to prove a point, the wife was left crying and pleading!


Although this particular divorce was shown as a ‘ghalati’ it was unpleasant nevertheless!

Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka

This was another ridiculous scenario in which the bride is divorced on her wedding night because the husband feels that she does not want to live with him! Why marry someone if you will eventually divorce them?


This is another Pakistani drama that showed how the husband divorced his wife on the night of their wedding having absolutely no regard for her or their relationship.

Mohabbat Tujhe Alvida

Mohabbat Tujhe Alvida took this ridiculous divorce scenario to another level by showing the husband divorcing not one but both the wives but guess what he was only ‘daydreaming’!!!

Mohabbatein Chahatein

Mohabbatein Chahatein’s first episode ended with these three words being uttered by the husband in the middle of a party. And that is how a seemingly troubled marriage ended in the most unpleasant way right in the beginning. This goes to show that starting dramas with a divorce is becoming just as much of a ‘trend’ as ending dramas with them.

In most of these dramas, divorce was used as a weapon, as a means to punish the wives. That is the sad reality of divorce in Pakistani dramas. Shouldn’t this trend be officially banned because it literally makes a mockery of the institution of marriage and shows divorce as something trivial? Do these scenes serve any purpose at all? Can you think of any other Pakistani dramas that promoted this sickening trend? Share your views.


My name is Shozib Ali. I have done Bachelors in Media Sciences. Currently Working as an administrator and content writer for reviewit.

  • That is a long list. Very good article. Probably that is what these people are trying to do. “MAKE DIVORCE CASUAL AND TRIVIAL”. This is totally wrong. Even threat of TALAQ is used as weapon in many dramas. Humsafar for example. Divorce is the one of things which most anger Allah. We should try to avoid it as best as we can. But if it is necessary, it should not be this casual and trivial.

  • This is what happens when even someone points these things to our ‘writers’. They don’t even respect the person they are talking to even if he is the PM of country when he points out their ‘chawalain’:
    اس بارے میں فصیح باری خان نے بتایا کہ شاید وزیر اعظم خود دو طلاقیں بھگت چکے ہیں اس لیے یہ بات ان کے لیے اہم ہے ورنہ اس پر اتنی لمبی بات کی ضرورت نہیں تھی۔

    انہوں نے بتایا کہ انہیں نے وزیر اعظم سے کہا کہ نئی نسل تو پاکستانی ڈرامہ دیکھتی ہی نہیں وہ تو نیٹ فلکس اور امیزون وغیرہ کی مداح ہے، پاکستانی ڈرامے تو گھریلو خواتین کی حد تک ہی ہیں۔ دوسری بات یہ کہ ہمیں بادشاہوں اور سپہ سالاروں کی کہانیاں دکھانے کی ضرورت کیوں پیش آتی ہے

    س موقعے پر وہاں موجود لکھاری بی گُل نے وزیر اعظم سے اختلاف کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ طلاق کے معاملے کو اس طرح نہیں دیکھنا چاہیے۔

    انڈپینڈنٹ اردو سے بات کرتے ہوئے بی گُل نے بتایا کہ ’میں یہ واضح کرنا چاہتی تھی کہ طلاق بہت ہی ذاتی، سماجی اور مذہبی معاملہ ہے جس کا ہر انسان کو حق ہے اور میں نے یہی وزیر اعظم سے بھی کہا‘۔

  • You know I’ve read that in Islam, before marriage, a woman can be allowed to divorce her husband. So I’m waiting for a drama based on this topic.

  • Divorce doesn’t “anger” Allah like one of the comments say.It is halal and perfectly permissible in Islam.This is a huge misconception in our culture.Coming to these dramas, it is really terrible that divorce/threat of divorce/second marriage/threat of second marriage is used as a convenient plot line.It is absolutely disgusting how they show divorce on the wedding night.All this just strengthens the misogynistic mindset in our society which supports the premise that women don’t have any rights whatsoever and can be threatened and pushed around without any consequences.Dunno why this stuff gets trps. I think our people enjoy misery porn and our producers are cashing in on this.Every single drama is about 2 women and 1 man and the guy divorcing his 1st wife or cheating on her.There is no normal relationship or a normal and “good” husband shown in any of our dramas.And the way they show triple talaq!Astaghfirullah!These writers should refer to the Quran and what it says about divorce and the whole process of divorce instead of making a mockery out of the whole thing!

  • >